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Why is my female cat eating so much all of a sudden?

Why is my female cat eating so much all of a sudden?

Some of the common causes of an increased appetite are: Worms: Worms, or intestinal parasites, feed off what your cat eats and steal most of the nutrition from their food. An overactive thyroid is caused by an increase in production of hormones and results in cats using their energy too rapidly.

Why is my cat not being himself?

Your cat is acting differently. Often, when a cat isn’t feeling well, he or she will hide or avoid interaction, become lethargic, neglect grooming or simply not act like his or her usual self. A cat that isn’t acting normally is a cat that needs a checkup.

Why is my cat so hungry suddenly?

Diabetes Like us, cats can develop diabetes mellitus, where they cannot regulate their blood sugar levels. The four classic signs of diabetes mellitus include ravenous appetite, weight loss, increased urination, and increased water consumption, and your vet can diagnose diabetes with a blood test.

What does it mean when your cat wants to eat all the time?

Common medical reasons that may explain why your cat is wants to eat all the time are worms (parasite), diabetes mellitus , hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), a tumor, insulin shock, a metabolic disorder, and many others.

Can a cat that is in pain eat?

Speaking of food, it’s true that some cats in pain will either stop eating, or not eat as much as normal. But not every cat will respond this way because in the wild, a cat that doesn’t eat will die so if they are able to eat despite even very significant pain, they often will. A cat in pain will often hide from you.

What to do when your cat has an episode?

You can follow these steps to reduce the likelihood of an episode: Always allow access to clean, fresh water. Choose an appropriate diet. Strictly dry cat food does not provide sufficient water intake. Many cats have fewer episodes when on food containing good fiber content. Reduce environmental stress.

Why does my cat not want to be touched?

Some cats just don’t like being touched, but if yours normally does and then suddenly doesn’t, consider pain as a possible cause. As previously mentioned, a painful cat won’t want to be touched and this often leads to aggression.

How can you tell if your cat is in pain?

If your cat is limping, he’s doing it for a reason. And that reason is usually pain. Even if your cat doesn’t have a limp, check for other signs like difficulty jumping up or down from the bed or finding that it’s not worth their effort to climb the stairs anymore.

What to do when your cat won’t eat your food?

Take your cat into a steamy bathroom or if you can, put saline drops in its nostrils. This breaks up the nasal discharge and helps your cat breathe easily so it can once again smell its food. Tweak your cat’s wet food to entice it to eat again.

Speaking of food, it’s true that some cats in pain will either stop eating, or not eat as much as normal. But not every cat will respond this way because in the wild, a cat that doesn’t eat will die so if they are able to eat despite even very significant pain, they often will. A cat in pain will often hide from you.

Why does my cat not smell its food?

If an upper respiratory disease has caused your cat to be congested and unable to smell its food, help your pet clear its nasal passages. Take your cat into a steamy bathroom or if you can, put saline drops in its nostrils. This breaks up the nasal discharge and helps your cat breathe easily so it can once again smell its food.

What happens if your obese cat stops eating?

If you have an obese cat that’s stopped eating, it can quickly develop hepatic lipidosis by going without food for a few days. This disease is often referred to as fatty liver disease or fatty liver syndrome and it can be fatal if left untreated.